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February 18, 2011

Stoeckel Horse Training

Well me and my hairy black mud encrusted grey horse will break out the curry comb today to try and get in readiness for our clinic at Stoeckel Horse Training scheduled for tomorrow.  Temperatures should be in the high forties or low fifties, so very favorable for early season work.  Daren is the instructor for  Hamilton County Park District's Mounted Patrol,  having also trained everything from mustang to reiner with a horse training census in the hundreds.  I especially liked the idea that he trains horses to be calm in situations of less than perfect predictablilty.   Jen has over 30 years of riding experience and has been training and teaching riding lessons since she was 16. She has experience riding, teaching, training, and showing in many disciplines and levels, including hunt seat, dressage, jumping, western pleasure, barrel racing, and equitation.  She is also certified as a CESMT (Certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist).
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I am excited and hopeful that this will be the start of some good people experiences for Phebes☺

                                        The BAD trainer in the past resulted in this.....

I never want to experience this again. I like that I can take myself and my horse to this new trainer.  After our horrible past trainer experience I just can't leave Phebes anywhere.  I guess I "could" but I would stress and I'd just rather not. 
OUR BAD TRAINER EPISODE 2 YRS AGO this is after all the blood and gore was washed off.
She had more injuries on the back of her head...
and here on her front pastern.
She stood in the corner of her stall with a dead eye and didn't want me to touch was a long climb back after this, and her trust of humans has never been the same since.

So here we go!  Off to Stoeckel Horse Training for a new beginning and better days on the endurance trail ahead ☺  ~E.G.


  1. what did that trainer do to her??? God that is scary.

  2. His explanation was "she tripped." I brought her home. So now if I go for any kind of lesson or training I prefer to go with her and bring her home with me when I go.

    It was scary. She was extremely traumatized by whatever happened. She was there maybe five or six days had lost about a hundred pounds, and looked like that. The guy was supposed to be an ex-endurance rider with a history of training anglo-arabians was what he told me.

  3. These people we are going to tomorrow seem like the real deal. So I'm hopeful that it will benefit us.

  4. HhhmmMMmm, the bad trainer seems like a really bad deal. Does he/did he RIDE endurance, and do local endurance riders know him? That's very fishy.

    Good luck with your clinic, and be sure to tell us all about it!

  5. He said he was working out west on an Anglo Arab farm and that he was riding "back in the day" (meaning the early seventies I think...) I never thought to search him on AERC. I think I will do that right now!

  6. record. Wish I'd have thought of that back then :(

  7. Greetings from Southern California.

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    God Bless You, ~Ron

  8. Poor Phebes! I'm so sorry about her experience. I'm so glad you are protective of her now, and that you have won her trust back. What a terrible thing! She's come a long way with you!